Twisted Tasting Recipe: Caramel Sauce


Today is Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing’s Twisted Tasting, and event that hosts forty breweries, food artisans, and chefs showcasing their most unique, experimental and unusual beers and bites.  For this year’s Twisted Tasting we decided to focus on the new component of Serendipity… our caramels!  Our twisted concoction this year is chocolate, stout, and sauerkraut cupcakes topped with Serendipity caramel buttercream frosting.


Of course, they’re wonderful straight from the wrapper but they can also be made into many other things.  To make the caramel buttercream I melted our Honey & Sea Salt caramels with a touch of cream to make a simple, tasty, and corn syrup free caramel sauce which was then mixed into our Swiss meringue buttercream.

Serendipity Honey & Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

4 Serendipity Honey & Sea Salt Caramels
2 Tablespoons Cream

Combine caramels and cream in microwave safe container and heat in 15 second increments.  Stir caramel and cream after each increment until melted and completely combined. Once melted and combined use it as you would any other caramel sauce; with apples, over ice cream, in coffee.

Need more?  Recipe can easily be doubled!

The 2013 Twisted Tasting


Join us next Saturday for the Twisted Tasting.  We’ll be making up Chocolate, Stout, and Sauerkraut cupcakes with our honey caramel buttercream.  There will be many unique & twisted beers from local breweries and tasty provisions from local chefs.

Screen Shot 2013-02-11 at 5.36.32 PM

Events: $25 and under Gift Sale 12/1 and 12/2


Join us on Saturday December 1st at the Center Street Grill in Santa Cruz and at the Art Factory in Aptos for the 5th Annual $25 and under Hand-made Gift Sale.

We’ll have many wonderful holiday flavors for you to give to your friends and family!Image

Edible Monterey Bay Local Heros Award voting is open

Attention jam fans we have another voting opportunity!

It’s time once again to vote for the Edible Communities Local Hero Awards!  For the last seven years Edible Communities have celebrated the heroes of local food.  We would love to be an Edible Food Artisan Hero but we need you to vote for us.  Here’s how:

Visit the Edible Monterey Bay Voting Page.
Type Serendipity Saucy Spreads in the Food Artisan section.
Other Monterey Bay local hero categories include Chef/Restaurant, Food Shop, Farm/Farmer, Beverage Artisan, and Non-profit Organization.

Not from the Monterey Bay?  That’s okay!  You can still vote for us!  If there is an Edible in your town (click this link to find out  Edible Magazine near you) go vote for your favorite local food heroes too.  Spread the word!

Until next time.


Kristen & Lynette